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Melbourne goes barmy for salami!

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by Lisa Baggio

Melbourne Salami Festa (Major Sponsor - Home Make It)

Wow! Who knew? It's confirmed, Melbourne's Salami Army is growing! What an amazing turnout for the 2013 Melbourne Salami Festa. Melbourne turned on perfect Spring weather on the 15th September, 2013 as thousands of Melbournians headed down to the Northcote Town Hall to be part of history in the making. 63 homemade salamis were entered, 20,000 slices of salami were tasted, judged and voted on. And what an atmosphere it was! We boogied to the amazingly talented blend of jazz, swing and blues of  The Shuffle Club. We were mesmerised by the hypnotic sounds of La Voce Della Luna with their renditions of tradition folk music. We enjoyed the culinary delights of porchetta rolls, and traditional pizza & pasta.  And we enjoyed crisp Peroni Beer and Prosecco. What more could you want! But there was more!   We were thoroughly entertained by the antics and charm of our very own Frank Bovezza and Steve Lamberto as they facilitated the homemade salami making demonstrations :)

You can check out the highlights from the day on our Facebook Page.  Here's a sneak peak of some of the photos on our album.



On behalf of the team of Home Make It, I would like to congratulate the winners of the Judges Choice Awards for "Best Homemade Salami":

1st Place - Palermo Family
2nd Place - DeFazio Brothers
3rd Place - Saluministi

Our congratulations also to the winners of the People's Choice Awards, Frank and Anna Grossi.  

We would also like to welcome all the new subscribers to our newsletter from the 2013 Melbourne Salami Festa. We look forward to keeping you up to date with all our news, events, specials, courses, and homemade recipes.  
An finally, we would like to thank the Melbourne Salami Board for sharing their passion for homemade salami with us. The Melbourne Salami Festa is an iconic community event that celebrates not only our much loved salami, but also slow food traditions and European culture. We are proud to be major sponsors of the event and look forward to watching it continue to grow in popularity.
Food and Beverage Courses
Hot off of the press!  We have just released our Spring Food and Beverage Courses. Our courses are fun, interactive and hands-0n workshops.  Numbers are limited, so avoid disappointment by booking in early.  


If you are into homemade preserves, then you may be interested in being a part of a community project that celebrates the heritage of making preserves and the strong link between food and cultural memory. For more information, please contact Anne Thoday on 0407 887 099 or email: anne@annethoday.com - Parts of the project will be exhibited at the 2014 Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival.

The trading hours for our Reservoir and Clayton stores are 9am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9am until 1.00pm on Saturdays.

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For our non Italian subscribers or those looking to travel to Italy anytime soon, here's a short educational lesson on Italians Without Words.  Enjoy :)

Have a great weekend!